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Neir’s Tavern has attempted to fit 200 years of history in one image. Locent Gordon, the owner of the bar, believed to be the longest-running in New York City, recently commissioned Bienbenido Guerra to paint a 5-by-16-foot mural that depicts the tavern’s centuries-spanning story.
The mural will form a permanent backdrop behind the tavern’s stage.
“Life in 25 years will be great. First, scientists can make a cure for every type of cancer. Second, robots will do most of the things like cook, do chores and help you so you can do things that you love — like visit your family or watch TV.”
Or maybe, read a book.
Without the building that now houses the piano store Frank & Camille West, Woodhaven wouldn’t be Woodhaven as we know it, according to neighborhood historian Ed Wendell.
Now the building, located in a northern section of Ozone Park that was historically considered to be in Woodhaven, has gone beyond being a remnant of neighborhood history itself to become host to an exhibit created by a Woodhaven historical society that showcases some lesser-known nuggets about the area.
When the subject turns to prosecuting cold case civil rights crimes, the South immediately springs to mind.
Medgar Evers’ killer, Byron De La Beckwith, was convicted of assassinating the civil rights leader in 1994, 31 years after Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Mississippi home and 30 after two criminal trials ended in hung juries.